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“A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”® Why not invest your time or money in better futures for young people in Louisiana, Arkansas and around the country?

UNCF New Orleans is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around.

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Gayle and Tom Benson Charitable Foundation Announces $1 Million Contribution to UNCF

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Students shared their stories at the 2019 Annual Mayor’s Masked Ball.

Did You Know?

UNCF New Orleans has three UNCF-member institutions in its service area:

New Orleans-Supported HBCUs Punch Above their Weight

The UNCF research report HBCUs Punching Above Their Weight makes a strong case for a powerful proposition: Given their small average size and a history of being under-resourced, the enrollment, degree and economic impacts of HBCUs on African Americans in their respective states are significantly greater than one would expect. >> Read More at

“A Mind Is…”® Annual Giving Society 

UNCF New Orleans Staff